Differences in Helping Whites and Blacks: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Differences in Helping Whites and Blacks: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Donald A. Saucier and Carol T. Miller and Nicole Doucet},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={16 - 2}
The amount of help given to Blacks versus Whites is often assumed to reflect underlying levels of racism (or lack thereof). This meta-analysis assessed discrimination against Blacks in helping studies. The overall effect size for the 48 hypothesis tests did not show universal discrimination against Blacks (d = .03, p = .103). However, consistent with the predictions of aversive racism, discrimination against Blacks was more likely when participants could rationalize decisions not to help with… Expand
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